Monday, February 9th, 2004

Some Kinda Angel

Finally some news about the solo record from Rachel Goswell of Mojave 3. Waves Are Universal is coming out in May, preceded by The Sleep Shelter EP in April. She also has her own website up at, but there is absolutely nothing there right now. Hopefully that’ll be changing in the upcoming weeks. I’m really looking forward to this album, since her vocals have gotten fewer and further between on each M3 record. I also hope she tours as much as Neil Halstead did for Sleeping On Roads – I think he came through town three times in half a year. Toronto does love Mojave 3. And in other Mojave 3 news, “Billoddity” from Spoon & Rafter will be featured in an upcoming episode of The O.C. (February 18, to be exact). OHMIGOD OHMIGOD OHMIGOD!

We Could Live In Hope – A Tribute To Low is a spin on the traditional tribute album theme. A variety of high-profile artists will be covering the entirety of Low’s debut 1994 album, I Could Live In Hope. The record will feature tracks from Mark Kozelek, Idaho, Warn Defever and Hamiltonians A Northern Chorus. Expect a late April release on Fractured Discs.

Merge Records is feeling the love for J Mascis. Not only will they be releasing his new solo disc later this year, but they’re also reissuing the first three SST Dinosaur Jr records, Dinosaur, You’re Living All Over Me and Bug. No word yet if there’s any bonuses on the reissues.

The new Hidden Cameras album is called Mississauga Goddamn and should be out in the Spring, sometime between April and June.

A nice little piece in the new Magnet by Nada Surf guitarist Matthew Caws. It’s a four-stop tour diary from last Fall including the Toronto and Montreal shows, and it even includes a shot of the crowd at the T.O. gig. And yes, I tried pretty hard to pick myself out of the picture, but to no avail.

There was no earthly reason for me to watch the Grammies, espcially when Whatevs’ minute-by-minute play-by-play is doubtlessly more entertaining. But do you like how my mp3 of the week predicted the big winner? Yeah, I know you do.

np – Drive-By Truckers / Decoration Day

By : Frank Yang at 10:02 am
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  1. Robert says:

    Where did you hear about the J. Mascis reissues? There’s no mention of it at or Merge’s site.

  2. Frank says:

    It was mentioned in the new issue of Magnet. People on the Freakscene message board seem to think an official announcement about the reissues is due any day now. Are those SST albums out of print? I see used copies of those pretty frequently.

  3. Robert says:

    I’m not sure why even though you live in Canada, Magnet comes to you first. Just one of the many advantages, I suppose. I guess those albums are out of print because although SST still sells Dino Jr. t-shirts (the great one with the monster), they don’t sell and music by them anymore.

  4. Funk says:

    There’s a post on the Dino Jr reissues on the Merge message board, and "Martin @ Merge" confirms the releases.

    BTW, "Dinosaur" was on Homestead.